The Governorate of  Musandam  is a rocky peninsula of Oman which is famous because of its rocky fjords and waters which are home of different species of dolphins and sharks. Unfortunately the shark demand in Asia is still very high, mainly for the popular  shark fin soup  considered a delicacy and for the so called medical properties of shark gills. Whilst seeing  dolphins  on the surface is almost assured, seeing sharks even whilst scuba diving is very rare, primarily because some species are bottom dwellers and secondarily because they are caught by  local fisherman . The locals have very little interest in shark meat in fact these creatures are shipped to Dubai, the gateway to  Asia.  The income from shark fishing is very important for the local economy but a shark is ever so more profitable alive than dead, both because of its importance in maintaining a healthy ocean and because of its tourism value.
       
     
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 The Governorate of  Musandam  is a rocky peninsula of Oman which is famous because of its rocky fjords and waters which are home of different species of dolphins and sharks. Unfortunately the shark demand in Asia is still very high, mainly for the popular  shark fin soup  considered a delicacy and for the so called medical properties of shark gills. Whilst seeing  dolphins  on the surface is almost assured, seeing sharks even whilst scuba diving is very rare, primarily because some species are bottom dwellers and secondarily because they are caught by  local fisherman . The locals have very little interest in shark meat in fact these creatures are shipped to Dubai, the gateway to  Asia.  The income from shark fishing is very important for the local economy but a shark is ever so more profitable alive than dead, both because of its importance in maintaining a healthy ocean and because of its tourism value.
       
     

The Governorate of Musandam is a rocky peninsula of Oman which is famous because of its rocky fjords and waters which are home of different species of dolphins and sharks. Unfortunately the shark demand in Asia is still very high, mainly for the popular shark fin soup considered a delicacy and for the so called medical properties of shark gills. Whilst seeing dolphins on the surface is almost assured, seeing sharks even whilst scuba diving is very rare, primarily because some species are bottom dwellers and secondarily because they are caught by local fisherman. The locals have very little interest in shark meat in fact these creatures are shipped to Dubai, the gateway to Asia. The income from shark fishing is very important for the local economy but a shark is ever so more profitable alive than dead, both because of its importance in maintaining a healthy ocean and because of its tourism value.

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